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Waldorf Astoria Red Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Granny (Connie Elizabeth) Cox

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup crisco
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 oz. red food coloring (or 2 oz bottle)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbs. soda (scant the soda and put tsp. baking powder)
1 TBS cocoa
2 cups flour
1 cup buttermilk

Directions:
Directions:
Cream sugar, eggs & shortening. Add coloring, vanilla & vinegar. Then add dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Bake in layers or loaf.

Date Frosting:

3 egg yolks
1 stick butter or oleo
1 cup sugar
1 cup carnation milk
1 8 oz. box of dates

Granny says: I seldom cut up the dates,but keep mashing them and stirring as it cooks and they cook up. Cook until it will hang onto your spoon.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
All I remember about this was I thought it was a strange icing! LOL Everyone loved it though!

 

 

 

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